La Fontaine's Fables Now First Translated from the French By Robert Thomson With Elegant Engraved Figures, Vol. IV
Croxall, Samuel (translator)
La Fontaine, Jean de
Thomson, Robert (translator)
. Chenu, Libraire-Editeur . Paris
PQ1811.E3T56 1806 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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See my comments on Volume I. All pages are white. Frontispiece is a portrait of La Fontaine without a geometric frame. Books X to XII, followed by the epilogue which La Fontaine placed at the end of VI, and a T of C for the last three books. Here there are sixteen of the smaller duplicate illustrations: X 1 Two Rats; X 3 TT; X 8 Partridge and the Cocks; X 13 Lioness and the Bear; XI 1 Lion; XI 3 Farmer, His Dog, and the Fox; XI 5 Lion, the Monkey, and the Two Asses; XI 9 Mice and the Owl; XII 4 Two Lady-Goats; XII 6 Dying Stag; XII 9 Wolf and the Fox; XII 11 Eagle and the Mag-Pye; XII 15 Crow, the Hind, the Tortoise, and the Rat; XII 18 Fox and the Turkeys; XII 21 Elephant and Jupiter's Monkey; and, facing the Epilogue on 114, an image of a cat eating one of several mice. A favorite of mine among them is XII 15, The Crow, the Hind, the Tortoise, and the Rat. The signed Perdoux series here includes: X 10 Shepherd and the King (two illustrations on separate pages); XI 8 Old Man and the Three Youths; and XII 17 Fox, the Wolf, and the Horse. A favorite of mine among them is XI 8, The Old Man and the Three Youths. There are three illustrations, all 3.25 x 4.75, not included in either of these series: X 5 Miser (Edward Detaille); XI 7 Danube Clown (Flameng); and XII 14 Love and Folly (Emile Lévy, Ch. Courtry sc.). The first of this last series is dated 1878.